British automobile company Mini Cooper recently released the new Mini hatchbacks— Mini 3-Door, Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) and Mini Convertible. Although these petite car models came out in February this year, they were officially released in India on June 22, 2021.
The Mini 3-door and Mini Convertible get new hexagonal radiator grilles along with the signature round headlamps. It also has fog lights and LED indicators incorporated into the side scuttles. The JCW, however, gets a honeycomb pattern for the hexagonal grille along with red accents, bonnet stripes, contrasting paint for the roof and ORVM caps, a new front apron, side sills, and air ducts.
Keeping the interior layout unchanged, the new models come with the standard Mini leather seats and fabric upholstery with a few new colour options. The customers also get to choose between a checkered flag or aluminium inserts for the dashboard.
The engine is the same in all three models— a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. The 3-Door and Convertible Mini’s both power out 192hp and 280Nm of torque, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. This allows both cars a pickup of 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 6.7 seconds and 7.1 seconds respectively. On the other hand, the JCW powers 231hp and 320Nm of torque and is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, making it the fastest
of all three.
All three hatchbacks get a new 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with an optional 5.0-inch digital instrument display. The JCW comes with steering and cruise control and a Harman Kardon Hi-Fi audio system, all optional on the standard 3-door and convertible.
The Mini 3-Door costs Rs38 lakhs, Rs44 lakhs for the Mini Convertible and Rs45.5 lakhs for the Mini JCW Hatchback. All three models are available in a variety of colour options along with different bumper designs like horizontal and vertical stripes.